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Harvard woman faces felonies after police seize crack cocaine, marijuana

HARVARD – A Harvard woman faces multiple felony drug charges after police said they seized about $300 worth of crack cocaine and marijuana d ...
June 24, 2016 - 1:05 am

Harvard man injured after car crashes into creek, police say

HARVARD – A 48-year-old Harvard man was taken to an area hospital Tuesday after he crashed into a creek, a police official said.The driver w ...
June 23, 2016 - 12:32 am

Streit Road reopens west of Pagles Road near Harvard, dispatcher says

HARVARD – Streit Road west of Pagles Road outside of Harvard has reopened, a McHenry County Sheriff's Office dispatcher said.Drivers were ad ...
June 22, 2016 - 12:06 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Hebron trustee boycotts meeting, pledges to do so until John Jacobson leaves office

HEBRON – While all Hebron trustees were present at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting, one was sitting in the audience. Trustee Drew Georgi fo ...
June 21, 2016 - 12:09 am

Pedestrian killed by train in Woodstock, Metra says

WOODSTOCK – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Monday evening in Woodstock, a Metra spokesman said.Metra spokesman Tom Miller sai ...
June 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm

McHenry County auditor, fed-up neighbors ask for shooting ordinance over backyard shooting ranges

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer left her rural Union home to the sound of neighbors shooting, as they had done the three previous weekends ...
June 21, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Woodstock man charged in Belvidere robberies is suspect in area bank robberies

BELVIDERE – A Woodstock man has been arrested in connection with two Belvidere robberies, and officials are investigating whether he is resp ...
June 17, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Woman transported to hospital after Harvard rollover crash

HARVARD – A woman was taken to Mercy Harvard Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening after a rollover crash Thursday, a fire ...
June 16, 2016 - 5:36 pm

Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after Harvard crash

HARVARD – A man was airlifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crash Saturday evening in Harvard, a fi ...
June 12, 2016 - 7:40 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Land Conservancy of McHenry County seeking local artists

WOODSTOCK – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, a local nonprofit land preservation organization, is accepting applications from area ar ...
June 9, 2016 - 12:37 am

Harvard man could face up to 30 years in prison for role in drug ring out of bar

WOODSTOCK – A Harvard man involved in what authorities have called a drug ring out of a Harvard bar could spend up to 30 years in prison aft ...
June 9, 2016 - 12:29 am

Harvard police reports for Sunday, June 5, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
June 5, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Milk Days parade brings dairy-themed fun to Harvard

HARVARD – The sun came out just in time Saturday for the Harvard Milk Days parade during the 75th annual Milk Days festival.Toward the start ...
June 5, 2016 - 8:53 am

Memorial Day events honor fallen soldiers throughout McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – Six-year-old Leia Fisher of Crystal Lake knows what Memorial Day is all about. “It’s about Grandpa Burt,” she said matter-of ...
May 31, 2016 - 12:08 am

Environmental Defenders plan recycling drives in Harvard, Algonquin

WOODSTOCK — The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County have scheduled recycling drives from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Harvard Village ...
May 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Begalka: Milk Day history, does the body good

Envisioning Harvard today as the go-to center of McHenry County may be difficult, but there was a time when it was all that and more. Celebr ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:20 am

Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County moves family into Huntley home

HUNTLEY – When he spoke at the dedication ceremony for the Pinto family’s new home on Saturday, Jesus Rodarte served as evidence of the good ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:43 am

Harvard police ID vehicle man may have used to flee from armed robbery

HARVARD – Police announced Thursday they have identified the vehicle they believe a man used to flee from a Harvard bank after he robbed it ...
May 20, 2016 - 12:25 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

St. Joseph Catholic School in Harvard graduates final middle school class

HARVARD – Four eighth grade students received their diplomas Thursday night at the final graduation ceremony for St. Joseph Catholic School ...
May 20, 2016 - 12:33 am

Harvard police reports for Thursday, May 19, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 19, 2016 - 6:50 am

Motorcycle classes teach McHenry County riders crash avoidance, proper technique

When planning educational programs for new motorcycle riders, Scott Haas said he urges students to think of riding primarily as a mental exe ...
May 16, 2016 - 11:09 pm

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Harvard police reports for Sunday, May 15, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 15, 2016 - 9:34 am

Most McHenry County schools would lose money under education funding bill

With more insight into the effects of a bill to overhaul Illinois school funding, some local school officials and lawmakers have expressed c ...
May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am

Thumbs up: Happy 75th, Harvard Milk Days

Thumbs up: To Harvard Milk days, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. One of the longest-running hometown festivals in Illin ...
May 14, 2016 - 5:30 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Harvard's heroin recovery radio show to simulcast on Fox Chicago website

HARVARD – A local radio program focused on drug addiction and recovery will be simulcast on Fox32Chicago.com Monday as part of the station’s ...
May 13, 2016 - 11:40 pm

Harvard marks Milk Days' 75th year with open house, added festivities

It’s about time Harmilda had a night out. Harvard’s famous cow gets her own song and the town gets the chance to “Relive the Memories” – 75 ...
May 13, 2016 - 12:20 am

Police: McHenry County man impersonated a 'Village of Chemung' cop

WOODSTOCK – A Chemung man is denying allegations he impersonated a police officer and used red or white flashing lights on a prohibited vehi ...
May 11, 2016 - 12:20 am

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